Biologist Job Description

Biologist Job Description

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Biologist provides technical expertise on Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations under Section 7 with the U.S.

Biologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare biological reports (e.g., Memorandums to File, Natural Environment Studies, Biological Assessments, Biological Evaluations, Wetland Delineations)
Professional designation (e.g., R.P.Bio, P
Conduct experiments in laboratories in support of formulation development
Performs work which involves conventional methods and requires the use of analysis, interpretation, and deductive reasoning to carry out diversified projects or phases of a single project
Biological construction monitoring and reporting which could include daily construction site monitoring, mitigation measure implementation, nesting bird surveys, post-construction restoration monitoring, daily field form and weekly reports
Conduct biological field surveys, including biological assessments, special-status plant and wildlife surveys, vegetation mapping, and wetland delineations
Prepare biological documents, including special-status survey reports, biological resources technical reports, and biological resources sections of California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) documents
Prepare resource agency permit applications, including Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements, Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401 permits, and Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 documents
Ensure work is conducted within the assigned constraints (i.e., budget and schedule) at the project level
Helps to plan, coordinate, and perform studies to develop treatments for ocular trauma in clinical trials and animal models with an emphasis on stem cell therapy

Biologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Biologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: USACE, SCUBA, RWQCB, CESA, CDFW, MOCC, AED, CPR, CA, APPLY

Education for Biologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the biologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Education, Ecology, Graduate Education, Biochemistry, Science

Skills for Biologist

Desired skills for biologist include:

Endangered Species Act and California Fish and Game Code
Hardware in a complex computing environment
Networking
Software
Software development
Current provincial and federal government regulatory requirements
Sub-meter accuracy GPS technologies and map interpretation skills
Data analysis
Resources and tools
Primarily in western Canada

Desired experience for biologist includes:

PhD plus 3+ years of industry experience
Experience integrating heterogeneous datasets including NGS data and mass spec data into models strongly preferred
Deep understanding of microbial metabolism, thermodynamics, and kinetics
English, Mandarin and Office system
At least one year develop and registration trials handling
Plant protection or plant medicine background is priority

Biologist Examples

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Biologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of biologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for biologist
  • Help develop animal models to study ocular trauma
  • Perform techniques including gene manipulation, culture, and differentiation of stem cells, real-time PCR, flow cytometry, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, ophthalmic imaging, and electroretinography
  • Develop and execute analyses, involving colleagues in an interdisciplinary and global team of experts
  • Interpretation of the results, in interaction with specialists in agronomy, white biotech or toxicology
  • Communication about the work packages and the analysis results to various stakeholders
  • Drive the innovation of novel systems biology analysis, visualization and interpretation methodologies, and the constant improvement of existing methodologies
  • Restoration site monitoring
  • Function as a study director of assigned in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility studies that vary in complexity
  • Write and approve protocols, amendments, reports, out of specification (OOS) documents, technical summaries, procedures, and gap assessments
  • Develop ISO 10993-1 testing strategy for biological safety evaluation in collaboration with Toxicologists and Chemists
Qualifications for biologist
  • BS or MS in a scientific discipline
  • Master’s degree or higher in Ornithology, Avian Ecology, Biology, Natural Sciences, or related field required
  • 5+ years of applied field science experience is required, with demonstrated success with bird monitoring including point and transect counts and nest searches
  • Willingness to work long hours in harsh field conditions (sun, heat, cold, biting insects, wading in water or mud), sometimes alone
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to use more complex MS Excel formulas such as vlookups, sumifs, Profiency with GIS (using ESRI products)
  • The successful candidate must have a minimum of a B.S
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Biologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a biologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for biologist
  • Manage and maintain relationship with Contract Research Organizations (CRO)
  • Provide guidance to technical staff in study protocol execution, biocompatibility test methods, and provide feedback on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Review, interpret, analyze, and report data from assigned studies with minimal supervision
  • Ensure audit findings from the Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) are properly addressed with effective actions and carefully assessed for their impact on the quality or integrity of the study
  • Lead smaller process improvement projects (e.g., BEST, Lean) and propose recommendations for manager approval
  • Develop non-routine protocols, reports, and methods in collaboration with inter-departmental teams
  • Investigate and perform lab and manufacturing corrective and preventative actions (CAPA)
  • Perform critical reagent and method qualifications, method validation/transfer
  • Work through obstacles
  • Evaluate laboratory SOPs and recommend improvement opportunities to maintain compliance with corporate and regulatory guidelines
Qualifications for biologist
  • Track record of effective collaboration on complex projects involving partners with very diverse backgrounds
  • Detail-oriented mindset, including experience thinking through artifacts in biological data and appropriate experimental design
  • Ability to work independently and deliver excellent results
  • A strong desire to help make the world a better place
  • OD, MD or Ph.D., Master level candidate with multiple publications as first author and principle investigator will also be considered qualified
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in animal and human models in the field of ocular trauma/disease
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Biologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of biologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for biologist
  • Develop in vitro assays to validate small molecule and antibody-based immune modulators
  • Present findings across functions within the company
  • Support external collaborations as a technical expert and scientific liaison
  • Perform lab-scale downstream processing of vaccine products
  • Analyze, collate, track, and report data back to client staff members
  • Perform tissue culture based potency assays on live vaccine products, process intermediates, and related experimental samples
  • Perform tasks in a repeatable and efficient manner
  • Potentially analyzing biospecimens
  • Apply and develop computational pipelines to run genome-wide and phenome-wide association studies
  • Work with a large-scale biobank
Qualifications for biologist
  • Demonstrated ability to publish and write scientific reports with minimal editing
  • Demonstrated (peer reviewed publications) knowledge of pathology involved with ocular trauma in vivo and in-vitro models
  • The employee is responsible for maintaining the equipment assigned to them by the Institute for the completion of assigned tasks
  • The employee shall report to the workplace with a Favorable NAC
  • An advanced degree or significant experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, computer science/engineering, statistics or related areas
  • Experience with high performance computing, preferably on the cloud
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Biologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a biologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for biologist
  • Develop, apply, document, and maintain computational tools, both for own use and to support analysis by biologist colleagues without formal computational training
  • Develop customized computational solutions supporting new kinds of assays and experiments
  • Implement and optimize successful algorithms and methods to be shared for use by the broader community
  • Develop figures and reports, which provide transparency into the data quality and characteristics, and automate the production of such reports as routine components of computational analysis pipelines
  • Contribute to reports and papers for presentation and publication
  • Regularly attend and present at lab and project team meetings to ensure continuous communication around methods and tools developed
  • General habitat assessments
  • Threatened/endangered species habitat assessments
  • Project coordination, client interaction, agency communication, and business development support are also essential functions of this role
  • Design and conduct molecular dynamics simulation campaigns to answer complex questions of biological interest
Qualifications for biologist
  • Able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team to schedule, execute, and interpret the results of a wide variety of experiments
  • Familiarity with pathway analysis
  • Good grasp of transcriptional and epigenetic biology
  • Evidence of maturity, resourcefulness, and leadership potential
  • Team oriented, highly collaborative
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of related experience
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Biologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of biologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for biologist
  • Develop new research activities relevant to the needs of Laboratory programs and/or external funding agencies
  • Prepare written analyses and verbal briefings and present research results at national and international conferencesas well as periodic progress reports
  • Execute testing to meet and exceed manufacturing schedule and disposition timelines
  • Support general QO laboratory activities, such as sample handling, data base management, reagent preparation, certain product testing, data review, purchasing of supplies, and laboratory upkeep, as required
  • Collaborates with Laboratory Compliance to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements
  • Must be available to support weekend or off-shift activities
  • Restoration- reconstitution of sample vial with molecular grade water to ensure sample will restore and completely dissolve in environment where vaccines is administered
  • Experimental validation of putative biomarkers
  • Development and characterization of novel therapeutics
  • Complete a comprehensive orientation on the import concepts and achieve a high level understanding of import regulations associated with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Dept
Qualifications for biologist
  • Master’s degree with at least three years of related experience
  • Interpersonal skills – skills required to communicate, advise, delegate, negotiate or influence others
  • Completion of an applied agricultural science degree (B.Sc., M.Sc
  • Bachelor's required, Masters degree in biological discipline preferred
  • Experience in flow cytometry and mice colony maintenance is a must
  • Experience in performing cellular immunology assays, molecular biology assays based immune assays and cell culture

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